MAPAL Dr. Kress KG was founded in November 1950 in Aalen - in the same place where the headquarters of the international MAPAL Group now stands. Dr. Georg Kress, the father of the current managing partner, started this venture at almost 50 years of age.

 The first decade from 1950 to 1960 was marked by efforts to find the right finance and, above all, the right product range. The company started with tap drills and machines. Crucial for the further development of MAPAL was the acquisition of an Italian patent (1954) for a single-bladed reamer, the basis for the ground-breaking developments in the area of bore machining. The principle of a reamer with one blade and at least two guide pads arranged around the periphery did not actually even work at the start! It was only the inventive engineers at MAPAL who actually managed to successfully implement the principle correctly.

MESCO and Mapal has formed a partnership that addresses special toolings needs of the industry.

For more information, visit the MAPAL website